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This is the new normal, but

what does it all mean?

COVID has turned your life upside down, but how much do you really know about this unprecedented public health crisis?

Broaden and deepen your understanding of the pandemic in a free, multidisciplinary course taught by experts at the U of I. No matter what your area of interest is—education or history, economics or theatre—the pandemic is impacting your field and every facet of life on this planet. This is your opportunity to grasp the big picture.

Course Description

COV-Course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented public health crisis. In this course, created by provost Andreas Cangellaris and other campus leaders, you will gain a comprehensive, multidisciplinary understanding of the pandemic. The course will guide you through past, present and future perspectives on the pandemic, with weekly topics that range from history, biology and business to data security, racial disparities, mental health and more.

This non-credit course is free of cost and open to all. Classes will be held online from 8:00–9:00 p.m. every Sunday evening during the fall semester. See the course schedule for details about the instructors and topics covered.